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— Even in Buddhism, women are not equal. According to the governing council of Buddhism in Myanmar, there can be no valid ordination of women because the nun (bhikkhuni) lineage has died out. For these women, the only monastic option is becoming a thilashin (renunciate), taking limited vows and following the teachings of Buddha without official endorsement.
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